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Instructional Aide at The Academies CMO (Sycamore Valley Academy, Blue Oak Academy)

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About the Employer

TK-8 Public Charter Schools Our schools offer a site-based, academically accelerated instructional program with multi-age grouping, differentiation, project-based learning (“PBL”), gifted education for all students, development of scholarly habits of mind, enriched curriculum (including Spanish language, hands-on science, service-learning, and arts instruction), social and emotional learning (“SEL”), authentic assessment, mastery orientation, and collaboration in the whole school community. We support the individual needs of all students, including those who have the desire to work ahead or work deeper in their studies and those who need extra supports to succeed. Our constructivist educational philosophy and program for gifted learners make our schools unique in the area. The MISSION of The Academies is to provide a rich, meaningful education in a nurturing environment, where students are continually challenged and their natural curiosity, creativity, and talents can thrive. We are a collaborative community of educators and families working together to help our students grow into virtuous, courageous, and intelligent citizens, equipped with a love of learning and a love of life, and eager to contribute to a better world. Our VISION: The Academies’ charter schools model transformative change in education by elevating expectations of learning and growth. With grit, tenacity, and empathy, we improve the world around us by embracing challenges as problem-solvers. We create an inclusive community with access to rigorous and enriching educational experiences that challenge and support individuals to achieve their personal best and realize new opportunities.

Job Information

Date Posted: 5/4/2020 Application Deadline: 7/23/2020 11:55 PM Pacific
Employment Type: Part Time Length of Work Year: 2020-21
Salary: See salary schedule on our website: Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1
Contact: Corey Morse Email:
Phone: 5597307422
Location: Blue Oak Academy
Job Description / Essential Elements: Print   

Job Purpose:

The Instructional Aide assists the Teachers and/or Principal in maintaining appropriate activities and an environment to enable children to learn, and contributes his/her talents to create an excellent program and positive school culture at the charter schools within The Academies Charter Management Organization.


Team Relationship:

The Instructional Aide is directly responsible to the Teacher to whom s/he is assigned, or to the Principal.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Assists students in completing classroom assignments or in meeting learning objectives in a manner consistent with the Charter School and educational philosophy of the Charter School.
  • Assists in preparing instructional materials for classrooms and school in general.
  • Monitors the safety and security of students.
  • Supervises students in classrooms, playgrounds, cafeteria, hallways, and study halls, which may include during class, lunch, recesses, before school, and/or after school supervision.
  • Scores non-confidential tests and other exercises.
  • Checks out materials and corrects daily work.
  • Communicates effectively with Teacher(s) and/or the Principal regarding observed student behavior/progress/needs.
  • May participate in daily and long range planning with a Teacher.
  • Serves on committees and task forces to support the school’s success as invited.
  • Contributes to extra-curricular activities such as sports, clubs, etc.
  • Participates in professional development workshops and training as needed.
  • Participates in IEP meetings as necessary.
  • Helps the Charter School staff maintain a respectful, safe, and nurturing learning environment.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Job Qualifications:


  • High school graduate. (required)
  • 12 units or more of college level coursework completed. (desired)
  • Basic first aid certificate. (required before start date)
  • Spanish language fluency. (desired)



  • Two or more years experience working with children and adults in a school setting. (desired)
  • Past participation in school events. (desired)


Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities Required

  • A love for students and learning.
  • A commitment to the mission of The Academies CMO.
  • Working knowledge of school operations and procedures.
  • Appropriate use of standard English language, in writing and in speech.
  • Ability to perform non-teaching classroom tasks.
  • A positive role model for students.
  • Caring about students and their success in learning.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with students, teachers, co-workers, and the public.
  • Ability to word-process and use suitable computer software applications.
  • Ability to operate a copier, laminator, and similar school machines.
  • Ability to understand and effectively carry-out verbal and/or written instructions from the teachers and the principal.
  • An enthusiastic willingness to support the educational philosophy of The Academies CMO.
  • Familiarity with or willingness to be trained in instructional methodology and procedural compliance.
  • A proactive and effective approach to student discipline aligned with the school’s discipline policies.
  • Effective conflict resolution skills.
  • Integrity in all his/her dealings with the school community; is respectful, thoughtful, honest, and fair.
  • Ability to follow established procedures in an emergency situation.


The Academies Charter Management Organization Board will consider candidates for an Instructional Aide position based upon a combination of education/certifications, experience, skills, knowledge and/or abilities, and mission fit.


Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

See list of document requirements below

  • Letter(s) of Recommendation (2 Letters of Recommendation)
  • Other (Cover Letter)
  • Resume (Current Resume)

    See list of document requirements below

    • Letter(s) of Recommendation (2 Letters of Recommendation)
    • Other (Cover Letter)
    • Resume (Current Resume)


      Application Deadline

      7/23/2020 11:55 PM Pacific

      Date Posted



      Corey Morse

      Number of Openings



      See salary schedule on our website:

      Length of Work Year


      Employment Type

      Part Time


      Blue Oak Academy